I do Like me an Escape Room, we even reviewed one a World War 2 one a few years back, Its a fun experience for all the family, but you really wouldn't want to be stuck in these rooms of death. The designs of the rooms are what make this film overall, I love the amount of detail the production and effects team must have put into making them. The first room really sets the tone of the film, The massive oven like room that wants to bake you alive was awesome. It what makes the film as interesting as it is over some of the more sigh worthy moments. I'm not a huge fan of the overall reveal that this is really a huge organisation, it has Hostel vibes about it where really it would work better for me if it was more of a Saw situation. On the subject of Saw this is what you will think when watching the film. This is basically a less violent less brutal Saw film. The rooms may look stunning but there is a lacking you get with the way Saw does the whole rooms of death.
Acting wise it was nice to see Daredevil star Deborah Ann Wolf pop up in the role of the kick arse ex-military player Amanda Harper, while Logan Miller (Love Simon, Ultimate Spiderman animated series) plays the role of the kind hearts but damaged Ben. The rest of the cast are hit and miss, it is a shame to see Nik Doani's (The Good Neighbour, Atypical) character Danny die so quick, especially as he was the escape room lover. It would have been nice to see him swap with Ben and have him survive instead but I can see they went with the most guilt ridden of the group.
As a whole Escape Room is a fun watch, it's Saw Lite in many ways but you don't need extreme amounts of gore to sell this idea. I wasn't a fan of the ending, in was a little bit to Hostel and later Purge films for me with the shadowy figure who is providing death games to the rich, but you will not be disappointed overall.